Injury-plagued Paul Pogba focuses on recovery during lockdown period

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Manchester United Skipper, Paul Labile Pogba is utilizing the coronavirus lockdown to focus on the road to recovery and fitness training after a season plagued with multiple injuries.

Pogba had made only eight appearances for English side this campaign season before the health crisis forced the suspension of the Premier League in March.

The French player and World Cup 2018 winner hasn’t featured in a single outing in year 2020 for United due to his prevailing ankle problems.

 

The last time he was in action for United came in a December 26 win over Newcastle, however, Pogba has been training to keep fit during the coronavirus outbreak and hopes to be ready if the Premier League can return in the summer.

“I have a little home gym in my house,” Pogba told United’s website.

“I can do some training, some running, some bike, go outside and do some things with the ball. I am just keeping busy and keeping healthy.

“We have got to stay motivated, there is no other choice. It is a period and we don’t know until when it will be like this, but I still have goals in my head and one day hopefully this (pandemic) will stop.

“And then we have to get back on the pitch, so we have to be ready.

“For myself, I have been out for a long time as well, so for me I just want to come back playing football.”

Pogba in training with team mates before the lockdown

Pogba, 27, has been in constant contact with his fellow United team-mates during the lockdown as they follow the club’s fitness regime from home.

Linked with a move away from fifth-placed United earlier this season, Pogba’s presence would boost their bid for Champions League qualification if matches can be played again eventually.

“My advice first of all is to stay safe, stay at home and keep practising,” Pogba said.

“There is always a way to work, you can work with anything you have at home, you can still do sit-ups, push-ups.”

 

Paul Pogba moved to English side, Manchester United in 2016, from Italian Club, Juventus in a world record transfer fee of €105 million. This so far remains one of the highest fee paid by an English club.

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